St Pete Healthy News


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Guide to Growing Urban Agriculture


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St. Petersburg City Council Member Brandi Gabbard helps plant an avocado tree at St. Pete Youth Farms

Access to healthy, affordable food is vital for a sustainable community. A strong local food system improves health, promotes equity, and strengthens our economy. The Healthy St. Pete team works with the Office of Sustainability & Resilience and urban agriculture stakeholders to collaborate on community wide access to food & nutrition. 


There is a rising demand for sustainably produced, local food in cities. In response, St. Petersburg City Council approved related ordinance amendments to expand opportunities for the production and sale of locally grown produce. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension maintains a site of resources for people interested in learning more about urban agriculture, or view St. Pete’s Guide to Growing Urban Agriculture.